Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon Powershot S100 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

Canon Powershot S100
Ricoh GR Digital IV

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Really small
Size
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
190 g

differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
Help
Get that real film feel
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
Help
Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
9.6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
99x60x28 mm vs 109x59x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
250 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
Help
Around 20% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
5x vs 1x
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25x more zoom
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Much longer battery life
390 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Startup delay
Less startup delay
1800 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/1.9 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the IV's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight
Slightly lighter
190 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
S100f/2.0
IVf/1.9
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Common Weaknesses
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
S100250 ms
IV400 ms
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S1005x
IV1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
S10099x60x28 mm
IV109x59x33 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100198 g
IV190 g
Thickness Very thin Help
S1001.1"
IV1.3"
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S10015s
IV1s
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S1006,400 ISO
IV1,600 ISO
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$179 - $199

Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$351

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$182

Sensor size Has a slightly larger sensor
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$400

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Supports RAW No RAW support
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Travel zoom

$368

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$499 - $597

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Ricoh GR Digital II

Ricoh GR Digital II

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$634

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Much larger
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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